(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 15 December 2019 (15.12.2019)

Information valid as of: 26 May 2020 (26.05.2020)

Report generated on: 22 September 2020 (22.09.2020)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2020/11772311 June 2020 (11.06.2020) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/US2019/06410403 December 2019 (03.12.2019) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
62/775,036 (US)04 December 2018 (04.12.2018) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/04 (2006.01); A61B 18/08 (2006.01); A61B 18/12 (2006.01); A61B 18/16 (2006.01); A61C 3/00 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
STANLEY II, Robert James [US/US]; 3731 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 201 Cary, North Carolina 27513 (US) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
STANLEY II, Robert James; 3731 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 201 Cary, North Carolina 27513 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
MYERS BIGEL, P.A.; P.O Box 37428 Raleigh, North Carolina 27627 (US)

(54) Title (EN): ELECTROSURGICAL ELECTRODES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING SAME
(54) Title (FR): ÉLECTRODES ÉLECTROCHIRURGICALES ET SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS LES COMPRENANT

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A method for treating tissue of a subject includes: providing an electrode having a contact surface, optionally wherein the contact surface has a curved profile; placing the contact surface in contact with tissue of the subject; and sliding the contact surface across and in contact with the tissue while applying electrosurgical currents to the tissue via the contact surface to thereby vaporize and ablate the tissue and form a treated area of the tissue.
(FR): L'invention concerne un procédé de traitement de tissu d'un patient, comprenant : de fournir une électrode ayant une surface de contact, la surface de contact ayant facultativement un profil incurvé ; de placer la surface de contact en contact avec un tissu du patient ; et de faire coulisser la surface de contact à travers le tissu et en contact avec celui-ci tout en appliquant des courants électrochirurgicaux au tissu par l'intermédiaire de la surface de contact, pour ainsi vaporiser et ablater le tissu et former une zone traitée du tissu.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 13 February 2020 (13.02.2020) [US]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

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Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM